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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 10, 2009 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

The best thing you have done would've been not buying an iPod.

They cost twice as much as similar models, utilize clunky proprietary software, and if you follow "The Apple Way" will corner you with proprietary file formats as well.

Do yourself a favor and return it. Get something that supports open standards.

Of course people are sheep and slick marketing trumps all.

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-12-10 17:52:50

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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 10, 2009 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

I was talked into buying an ipod by my 74 year old Dad. He just loves his with all the whistles and bells for stereo, TV and car and has been trying to convince me to get one for ages now. I always said I didn't need one and thought them too pricey so he sent me a check (early X-mas present) and told me to buy one. So I did!

I bought my hubby a smaller Grundig Mp3 player last year and he has no complaints. He only listens to it with earplugs though.

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Dec 11, 2009 4:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

You might try to find a small program called Rockbox, DL it, and install on the iPod. I believe it allows you to play FLAC files without decoding to the larger WAV format or lossy mp3s. Unsure about SHN compatibility though.

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 5:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

lol... your a dumbass

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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 11, 2009 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

sometimes .....

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

not you jessandra, davebigboy dumbass

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Poster: jessandra Date: Dec 11, 2009 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

Sorry, I linked to the post via email notification and didn't see the comment before.

So sometimes I really am too ;-)

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Dec 11, 2009 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

check out this link jess:

http://www.rockbox.org/

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Poster: yur worst enemy too Date: Dec 11, 2009 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

FYI DBD, flac,shn,wav are all large files dumbass

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Dec 10, 2009 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

thought of you when i read this yesterday

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34329873/ns/business-the_big_money/

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 10, 2009 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

Ha! Thanks for the link...

My reading comprehension might be average... but I reckon the author of the article just tried to justify fashion over function.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Dec 10, 2009 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

i think they were arguing that both were important ("people like fantastic products" not people like slick packaging), but even more important is that the product was more important than how the message was delivered.

There is no doubt that Apple has lead the way in making appealing packaging, however if the products were all crap people would not likely step into that pile a second or third time and do so at a premium price.

btw Apple doesn't have the exclusion market cornered. People were hacking the Compaq netbooks because their processor could run Mac OSX. Apparently they have now adjusted something and now it can't be done. I wonder who got pissed about the idea of PCs running Mac software?

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 10, 2009 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

It all depends on what your idea of fantastic is. MacBook - not so fantastic really. iPhone - ok its fantastic, but thanks to the damn device data plan charges are likely to rise.

I wonder if the netbook was due to people screwing the computer up more than anything.

I've only gone the Hackintosh on VM Ware route (which works well except for sound), but from what I read one can screw up a machine if an OSx86 install isn't done correctly.

Either way Apple may not have the exclusion market cornered, but they are the leader by a vast margin.

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-12-10 21:03:56

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-12-10 21:04:42

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Dec 10, 2009 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

agree about apple being too exclusive. practically cost them their business by the end of the 90s. ipod and itunes saved the company. I use parallels to run windows on my mac and it works pretty well so i essentially have both machines now.

As for the MacBook, I have a high end MacBook Pro and it is quite a beast. It costs a small fortune but I no longer need a desktop computer. In my work i use massive excel spreadsheets (500 columns x 50,000 rows) and to mess with them, stream a show from here and argue with you about computers at the same time.....fantastic.

have a good evening clash.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 10, 2009 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

I hear that CC, but even the generics at Walgreen's don't do what she speaks of, right? Meaning, the sound degradation isn't BECAUSE it's an ipod...that's what I am getting at...I admit to being a sheep, but have tried "non brand" names, and they work about the same (and as you note, cost MUCH less!).

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 10, 2009 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New toy - tech question & opinion (non-dead)

I agree. Most likely its the volume on the iPod turned up to high and that would occur on just about any player.

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-12-10 18:32:46